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Laser Tools Could Be Next: Insecurity In The Internet Of Things


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The U.S. government is trying desperately to pass legislation that will reduce vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things. Nonprofit groups and nongovernmental organizations are working to institute security standards that IoT developers must adhere to. Yet, try as everyone might, there remain large, glaring holds in IoT security.

Smart devices are convenient and cool. For example, smart thermostats — some of the first widely accepted IoT devices — reduce energy expenditure and ensure comfortable living temperatures. Newer smart gadgets, like smart fridges and blinds, promise to provide similar benefits. Even offices are getting smarter, as copiers and similar devices get linked to the network. Unfortunately, as more people adopt IoT devices, criminals gain greater access to valuable data. By 2020, Gartner believes there will be more than 26...(continued)

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